Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

cardinal in the rain...

cardinal in the rain

This is the very first image
I used in a SonRays devotional.
And following is the text that I used
with this image on
Sunday, May 21, 2006.

"Not that I speak from want,
for I have learned to be content
in whatever circumstances I am."

- Philippians 4:11 NASB

What did we ever do without air conditioning,
computers, cell phones, microwaves, etc.?
How could our grandparents and their grandparents
ever have been content without all
the modern conveniences we have today?
What level of contentment have these
things brought us?

I don't think that the number of contented folks
vs the number of discontented
has changed from then to now.
It isn't how much we have, what we have,
or who we are.

True contentment is casting all your cares
upon Him who cares for you,
and know that He has, and will
(now and forever)
provide for your every need,
care for you,
and bless you beyond measure.

"Content makes poor men rich;
discontent makes rich men poor."

- Benjamin Franklin

Dear Father,
help us every day to become
a bit more like Jesus
and a bit closer to You, our Lord.

"Contentment is not the fulfillment
of what you want,
but the realization of how much
you already have."

- Unknown

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